Welcome to the Gate City Charter School for the Arts LIBRARY page!  

Here you will find information about new and featured books, library policy, book suggestions, and other helpful information.  


Announcing the Arrival of New Books!


An amazing selection of donated book has just arrived.


We now have the COMPLETE set of Harry Potter books.


Come in and see for yourself.

Library Reminders

  • Our library volunteers have been busy applying Gate City Charter School stickers to each of our thousands of books! The GCCS stickers are on the front cover and should help distinguish our books from the rest.


  • Students may check out 3 books for up to 3 weeks (unless otherwise indicated by classroom teacher)


  • Donations are ALWAYS welcome - especially for chapter series books.


How to Draw Anything


Anyone can draw. Let Mark Linley inspire you to pick up your pencil and create a magical masterpiece. His positive approach secures quick, accurate results and ever-growing confidence.

Clarice Bean (series)


When your annoying little brother shares your room, your older brother is in the tunnel of adolescence, your dad hides in his office swaying to Frank Sinatra, and your mother listens to foreign language tapes in the bathtub, what can you do to get away from it all? Meet the irrepressible Clarice Bean on her search for a little peace and quiet amid the wonderfully wacky chaos of a large extended family.

A girl describes the hectic life she leads among the members of her large family, and her search for a little peace and quiet.

Harry Potter (series)


A phenomenon like Harry Potter does not come along very often. The young wizard and his eager companions Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have inspired countless children to delve into reading with a fervor rarely seen, and we have J. K. Rowling to thank for that! Rowling has created a fantastic world of wizards and muggles, ghosts and trolls, and good and evil that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults all over the world.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Books are great for your mind, but they also do the body good, too. Here are 5 ways reading affects your body.    By Jennifer Abasi





They help kids “see”  Kids play out the story in their heads, consciously and unconsciously — and that can boost their imaginations. Ask questions about what things look like so your child can visualize in greater detail.


Books sharpen the senses   Reading words like garlic can trigger smells while metaphors like a slimy person can call up textures — often at the same time. Experts think reading may give kids a richer, deeper experience of the story and possibly even the world.


They get kids moving   Just as we see a story in our mind’s eye, we also automatically play out the action in our heads when we read “Harry kicked the ball.” Running through actions in your mind improves your ability to do the same thing. (It’s why athletes can bump up their game by imagining themselves, say, making a free throw.) 


Books grow brain cells   Struggling readers have fewer cells in some regions. But a study found that after six months of daily reading, the weak spots beefed up so much that the kids’ brains looked the same as those of kids with stronger reading skills.   


They make the heart bigger   Preschoolers who hear more stories get a head start on becoming more empathetic. That’s because kids’ books are packed with characters who air their feelings — and because parents tend to talk about the characters’ emotions.






 Did you know that we have over 2000 donated books in our library?  We still have room on our shelves and students have been requesting books to be added.  Donations are always accepted!   The following books are currently on the student wish list: 


Big Nate books                                                     The Hobbit (complete series)


Mockingjay                                                            Mouseheart


39 Clues 


Land of Stories                                                     Warrior series

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